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We’re Here to Help With Your Taxes

The Tax Assistance You Need, Delivered Safely

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides in-person and remote tax assistance free of charge to anyone, with a special focus on taxpayers who are 50 or older or who  have low to moderate income.

Tax-Aide volunteers are located nationwide, and are trained and IRS-certified every year to make sure they know about and understand the latest changes and additions to the tax code. Tax help is provided in safe environments using a variety of methods based on a number of factors, including where you are located, COVID-19 spread, and volunteer availability.

This webpage will be updated in early February with new features to make it easier for taxpayers to request tax help.


Interested in Becoming a Tax-Aide Volunteer?

tax-aide volunteer training

Training Provided

Experience isn’t required — we train volunteers, offer IRS certification, and provide ongoing support in a welcoming environment.

volunteer virtually or in-person

Virtual or In-Person

Volunteer in-person and on-site at one of our locations, or go remote and help online with virtual opportunities.

tax-aide volunteer hours are flexible

Flexible Hours

Give back when it suits your schedule — choose weekdays or weekends, mornings, afternoons or evenings. It’s just a few hours per week.

Whatever Your Skill Set, You’ve Got What It Takes!

Enjoy the fine print? Be a volunteer tax preparer.

Work with taxpayers directly, helping them fill out tax returns, find credits and deductions they’ve earned, and seek a refund.

Love working with people? Be a facilitator.

Welcome taxpayers, help organize their paperwork, and manage the overall flow of service.

Skilled in digital doings? Be a technology coordinator.

Manage computer equipment, ensure taxpayer data security, and provide technical assistance to volunteers.

Good at getting the word out?
Be a communications coordinator.

Promote AARP Foundation Tax-Aide and recruit volunteers in your community.

Have a knack for leadership? Be an administrative volunteer.

Manage volunteers, make sure program operations run smoothly, and track volunteer assignments and site activities.

Speak a second language? You’re urgently needed!

We need bilingual speakers in all roles, and dedicated interpreters who can assist other volunteers.

Volunteer Quotes

Get Back to Giving Back

Help your neighbors get the credits and deductions they deserve. Whatever your skill set, there’s a role for you.

Sign Up Today

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.

Volunteer Policy: AARP Foundation volunteers will receive equal opportunity and treatment throughout recruitment, appointment, training and service. There will be no discrimination based on age, disabilities, gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, economic status or sexual orientation.

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